The Cocoa Marketing Company Ghana Limited (CMC), a subsidiary of the Ghana Cocoa Board, has donated assorted items to the Tema West Municipal Assembly (TWMA) to assist in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Items comprised of 135 “Veronica” buckets, 60 gallons of alcohol based hand sanitizers, 100 gallons of anti-bacteria liquid soaps and a cheque for GHC 10, 000.
The donation formed part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the Municipality.
In implementing government's protocols and directives to contain the spread of the virus, the company had put in proactive steps such as ensuring a healthy workforce and safe environment for staff and clients at its Gyata Bu Warehouse Complex in Tema West.
Making the presentation at a brief ceremony at the premises of the Assembly, in the presence of the some board members and officials of the company, Mr Joseph Kobina Esibu, Board Chairman, said the presentation of the items had become critical and necessary in the fight against the virus as it had become rather prevalent.
He indicated that as part of its commitment to the Municipality and its host community, the company found it pertinent to contribute significantly to the Municipality’s fight against the pandemic.
The impact of the virus, he said, had adversely affected the country’s economy, adding that the provision of the items would go a long way to help prevent the spread of the virus and ultimately to mitigate its adverse effects.
Mr Vincent Okyere Akomeah, Managing Director, Cocoa Marketing Company Limited speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the company was responsible for marketing, sales and promotion of Ghana's cocoa in the international market and to local processing companies in the country.
Mrs Adwoa Amoako, Municipal Chief Executive, Tema West Municipal Assembly, expressed appreciation to the company and said the items and cash would be put to good use.
She noted that even though the pandemic had affected the assembly in diverse ways, it had not reneged on its core mandate in the delivery of the health services and the overall development of local communities.